Washington – Hope Mountain Farm hiring Farming and Horticulture Interns

Leavenworth, Washington

Farming and Horticulture Internship 2018

Description

Hope Mountain Farm, an innovative, sustainable family farm, is looking for interns to join our creative team of farmers working to develop systems and analysis for successful farming in the Upper Valley of North Central Washington. Our mission is to connect our local community with healthy, organic choices, while educating them about how and why local, sustainable farming matters. In addition we are working to be an example to other farms in the area for developing profitable systems. Our farmers are hard-working, smart, goal-oriented and energetic, and we are looking for interns to train and participate in every level of system design. Interns should expect to learn all facets of farming, horticulture and marketing, and will leave this position with invaluable skills and industry knowledge. Our curriculum will teach you organic berry production, vegetable growing, microgreens, irrigation, high tunnel growing, and beekeeping.  Not only will this internship program be a great addition to your resume, but we are located in a beautiful area, surrounded by a wealth of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and biking.

Responsibilities

  • Improve productivity through efficient approaches to planting, maintenance and harvesting of all food crops, including berries and vegetables
  • Study and improve plant health, while tracking emerging pest or disease problems
  • Cost analysis of specific crop varieties to determine which varieties are most successful with customers, and which are most suitable for our unique microclimates
  • Optimize assembly flow and process to minimize hours needed to complete all important tasks, allowing for more free time
  • Quality control, especially for post-harvest food processing to provide the very best produce for our customers and community
  • Creative approaches to social media marketing to promote a local culture that supports sustainable family farming

Requirements

Applicants should have a passion for sustainable farming and food security. Applicants should have an energetic, positive, can-do attitude that is adaptive and flexible for learning new ideas and novel approaches to work methods. Excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence, and a solid work ethic, including the ability to work independently—are a must. Unique talents including photography or hobbies are welcomed and encouraged if they can benefit our farming operation.

Other

Summer internships begin as early as April, and run through October, with expected hours averaging 40 hours per week.  We offer paid room and board, and meals, for our interns through a partnership with the Grunewald Guild, a retreat center within walking distance.  A stipend of up to $500 is offered upon successful completion of the program. There is no smoking on the farm.  Applicants must have reliable transportation and be willing to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the farm. We highly encourage interns to make best use of their down time through relaxing on days off and exploring the beautiful landscape we are surrounded by.

Majors

Agricultural Education, Agricultural Food Business and Economics, Agricultural Systems, Climate Science, Crop Science, Horticulture Science, Organic Agriculture Systems, Soil Science, Sustainable Land Management

info@hopemountainfarm.com | www.hopemountainfarm.com

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Maine – Nature’s Miracle hiring Farm Worker (horticulture)

South Berwick, Maine

Farm experience or gardening experience is preferred.
Must be able to go through the work patiently, paying attention to detail and able to be delicate with plants.
And lifting 30 lbs or more is a must.
You will be asked to do an array of things. Watering plants will be one of those things. Cleaning water barrels and filling them with reverse osmosis water, spraying plants with vitamins among other things.

This job pays 12 dollars an hour but we will quickly move you up to 15 dollars an hour once you get the hang of it and have a good idea of how out business runs.

If you have a resume, do send it over. If not, you will be asked about past experiences and you will need at least one reference.
Interested aplicants should email Brittney at brittneygrisolia@gmail.com and just tell a bit about themselves and experience with gardening or farming

Coyote Gardens hiring Part Time Landscaper

Pacific City, Oregon
Organic Landscape Gardener (Oregon Coast)
Part-time work available with a small, strictly organic niche landscaping company. We operate primarily between Neskowin and Pacific City in private ornamental gardens. This position entails responsibility for quality garden care and maintenance, working in a team of 2-3 landscape professionals. Work is primarily hand weeding, pruning, raking and spreading mulch in the spring and fall. There is very minimal lawn care and some small tree work. This is strenuous labor in all weather conditions. Candidate needs to have strong interest and ideally some experience in: horticulture, organic landscape methodology, and/or fine gardening and be willing to learn our methods. We are busiest  March through June and September through November and are hiring immediately for spring. Compensation ranges from $12 to $16 per hour depending on experience and performance.
Required skills:
– Ability to communicate clearly
– Willingness to take direction
– Ability to arrive on time, professional and ready to work
– Stamina to enjoy physical labor for 6-8 hours a day in all conditions
– Willingness to work in all weather
– Available weekdays
Desired skills:
– Verifiable strong gardening skills and experience
– Understanding which plants thrive in our microclimate
– Specialty pruning skills
– Irrigation skills
– good attitude and fun to work with
Please email a resume which should include: relevant experience; work history including dates of employment, references with contact information, and wages earned per hour; any other materials you like. We will respond to all serious applicants. We are looking for someone who works well with a team, works fast, doesn’t save the hard work for others and has a good attitude. We can offer a positive work environment on the beautiful Oregon coast, a flexible schedule, clear expectations and the resources to do your job well. We work hard, take pride in our work and have fun. People of any gender, race, sexual orientation or religion encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should contact care@coyotegardens.com

Featherstone Farm hiring Horticulture Team Leader

Rushford, Minnesota

Featherstone Farm is seeking an experienced organic vegetable horticulturalist to lead its horticultural team in all aspects of planning and executing greenhouse, transplant, and field production on 120 acres of organic vegetables in SE Minnesota. A minimum of 3+ years’ experience in mechanized, scale organic vegetable production required. Demonstrated leadership ability a must.

Qualifications:  qualified applicants will have a minimum of 3-5 full season’s experience working directly with scale field production of organic vegetables.  Academic background in horticulture, agronomy or related agricultural science a major plus.  Demonstrated ability to manage teams, produce projected yields on time, and to operate farm equipment (tillage, seeding, cultivating and harvesting equipment, among others) is essential.  Conversational Spanish very desirable.

Featherstone Farm highly values good communication and team-work skills for all employees.

The horticulturalist position also requires someone able to work in a very focused, detail and data intensive way; follow through in every aspect of plan administration is just as important as design of the plan itself.

Schedule:   horticulturalist(s) must be present at Featherstone Farm, ready for full time engagement, by February 1, 2014.  Earlier employment and engagement is also a possibility (starting November 1, 2013 or beyond).  Horticulturalists work a 50+ hour week in season (early April through late October), with alternating Saturdays off.  Off season / winter hours are considerably more flexible. Continue reading